Christopher Snowdon

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Christopher John Snowdon is an author and freelance journalist based in the UK. He writes for Sp!ked and other publications. He is particularly known as a vocal opponent of Government intervention in matters such as alcohol and obesity; his Twitter biography states that he is "not that keen on the nanny state" .[1] He is also a research fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs.[2]

Snowdon was born in North Yorkshire in 1976 and studied history at Lancaster University, graduating in 1998.[1]

His first book, Velvet Glove, Iron Fist (2009), is a history of anti-smoking activity from the fifteenth century to the present day.[3][4] According to WorldCat, the book is held in 56 libraries [5]

His second book, The Spirit Level Delusion: Fact-checking the Left's New Theory of Everything (2010), is a response to and critique of The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better.

His third book is The Art of Suppression: Pleasure, Panic and Prohibition since 1800 (2011).

Snowdon's critics allege proximity to industry interests, and have also documented repeated polemical attacks on established scientists.[6]

Books[edit]

  • The Art of Suppression: Pleasure, Panic and Prohibition since 1800 Little Dice, 2011
  • The Spirit Level Delusion: Fact-checking the Left's New Theory of Everything, Democracy Institute/Little Dice, 2010
  • Velvet Glove, Iron Fist: A History of Anti-Smoking, Little Dice, 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Velvet Glove, Iron Fist website, About the author, accessed 5 October 2011
  2. ^ IEA people, Institute of Economic Affairs website
  3. ^ Michael Fitzpatrick, "The anti-smoking ‘truth regime’ that cannot be questioned" Spiked 1 August 2013. [1]
  4. ^ "Anti-smoking activism Puff by puff, inch by inch" The Economist 11 June 2009 [2]
  5. ^ WorldCat item record
  6. ^ Tobacco Tactics website: Chris Snowdon [3] | accessed 08 August 2014